Detection of Puumala virus in the tissue of infected naturally rodent hosts in the area of central dinarides.
In this study, we investigated viral RNA from 76 tissues samples (lung n=30, heart n=6, liver n=18 and kidney n=22) of infected naturall rodent hosts in the area of Central Dinarides caught in live traps. Puumala virus was extracted from 34,7% (16/46) rodents by nested reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) and real-time RT-PCR. Overall, 18 (21,4%) specimens of internal organs (kidney n=8, liver n=6, heart n=2 and lung n=2) were positive for PUUV. It was shown a high rodent infestation rate in a relatively low number of rodent and their organs, although mice were not caught during the time of high density population of host rodents. PMID: 26800777 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Today the MRC, theAcademy of Medical Sciences and the InterAcademy Partnership, publish the findings from a two-day meeting on epidemic preparedness held in October 2019.
The contagion “represents a tremendous public health threat,” said one federal health official.
Publication date: Available online 20 February 2020Source: The LancetAuthor(s): Marius Gilbert, Giulia Pullano, Francesco Pinotti, Eugenio Valdano, Chiara Poletto, Pierre-Yves Boëlle, Eric D'Ortenzio, Yazdan Yazdanpanah, Serge Paul Eholie, Mathias Altmann, Bernardo Gutierrez, Moritz U G Kraemer, Vittoria ColizzaSummaryBackgroundThe novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) epidemic has spread from China to 25 countries. Local cycles of transmission have already occurred in 12 countries after case importation. In Africa, Egypt has so far confirmed one case. The management and control of COVID-19 importations heavily re...
China reported a sharp decrease in the number of new deaths and new cases of the coronavirus on Saturday, while its central bank predicted a limited short-term economic impact and said the country was confident of winning the fight against the epidemic.
Publication date: Available online 20 February 2020Source: Microbes and InfectionAuthor(s): Xingchen Pan, David M. Ojcius, Tianyue Gao, Zhongsheng Li, Chunhua Pan, Chungen PanAbstractOnly a month after the outbreak of pneumonia caused by 2019-nCoV, more than forty-thousand people were infected. This put enormous pressure on the Chinese government, medical healthcare provider, and the general public, but also made the international community deeply nervous. On the 25th day after the outbreak, the Chinese government implemented strict traffic restrictions on the area where the 2019-nCoV had originated—Hubei province, w...
Conclusion: Acute colonic volvulus in our region is not as uncommon as in other parts of the world. This disorder must be suspected, when a patient presents with abdominal pain, abdominal distension, a bean sign on plain X rays or/and a whirl sign in a CT scan. PMID: 32079051 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
A viral outbreak that began in China has infected more than 77,000 people globally
HIV patients in China risk running out of life-saving AIDS drugs because quarantines and lockdowns aimed at containing the coronavirus disease outbreak mean they cannot replenish vital medicine stocks, United Nations AIDS agency said on Wednesday.Reuters Health Information
The novel coronavirus responsible for the ongoing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak may shed through respiratory, fecal – oral, or body fluid routes, new data suggest.Medscape Medical News
In the coronavirus outbreak, it’s not the rising numbers that are worrying experts: It's that they can't trace where some disease clusters started